VIDEO: First Look - Debra Messing Stars in New NBC Fall Series THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA
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About the show:
Debra Messing (Will & Grace) stars as Laura Diamond, a brilliant NYPD homicide detective who balances her Columbo day job with a crazy family life that includes two unruly twin boys and a soon-to-be ex-husband (Josh Lucas) - also a cop - who just can't seem to sign the divorce papers. Between cleaning up after her boys and cleaning up the streets, she'd be the first to admit she has her "hot mess" moments in this hilariously authentic look at what it really means to be a "working mom" today. Somehow, she makes it all work with the help of her sexy and understanding partner, and things becomes even more complicated when her husband, ironically, becomes her boss at the precinct. For Laura, every day is a high-wire balancing act.
Debra Messing recently made her Broadway debut in the role of 'Rosemary' in Outside Mullingar' The actress is best known for her role on NBC's Emmy Award-winning comedy series "Will & Grace," captivating television audiences worldwide for eight seasons with her comedic talents as Grace Adler. For her role, Messing won the 2003 Emmy Award, has earned a total of seven Golden Globe nominations, seven Screen Actors Guild nominations, winning the ensemble award in 2001, five additional Emmy nominations, two American Comedy Award nominations, and one individual People's Choice Award nomination.
Messing was most recently seen for two seasons on NBC's "Smash" (executive producer Steven Spielberg), which followed the process of putting on a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe. Following "Will & Grace," Messing starred in USA Network's, "The Starter Wife," with Joe Mantegna, Miranda Otto, and Judy Davis. The six-part miniseries, based on Gigi Levangie Grazer's bestselling novel, picked up 10 Emmy nominations, including Messing's for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie. She also earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television. Afterwards, Messing reprised her role as Molly Kagan in "The Starter Wife" regular series on the USA Network.
Debra received a nomination for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for her work on the series. Messing's film credits include Overture Films' Nothing Like the Holidays alongside John Leguizamo and Alfred Molina, as well as The Women, alongside Annette Bening, Meg Ryan, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Eva Mendes. She starred in the romantic comedy The Wedding Date, opposite Dermot Mulroney, and appeared in Along Came Polly, with Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston.